Ash-Shaliheen Mosque, Kg Melabau, Jln Berakas, Bandar Seri Begawan
The Bruneian way of life boasts simplicity and leisure with the country’s long history dedicated to the Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB) philosophy and with the recent incorporation of the Syariah Law into the country’s civil law, the country runs a unique legal system to safeguard the peace and harmony of its people
Through this unique legal system, coverage of punishments on offences will vary and as such, both Syariah and civil legal experts will work together to decide which agency deals with the offence.
His Majesty declared the Syariah Law on May 1, 2014 and it is aimed at deterring people from committing crimes. In the first phase, the Syariah Law will deal with punishments such as fines for minor offences while more serious offences will be dealt with in subsequent stages.
Brunei Darussalam, despite its small size, plays a major role in the international arena and meets up with other larger nations from time to time to discuss challenging global issues.
With a population of over 400,000, Brunei’s society comprises closely-knit families and communities. Religion and culture have taken deep root among the people, yet the daily lifestyle is a modern day mix of East and West.This is evident in the streets where cafes and restaurants offer a variety of local, international and fusion cuisines, and these can be found across the capital as well as other commercial areas, making Brunei a food paradise.
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